Every element of this game is based on actual events and political realities as they existed between 1963-1973. In painstaking detail, this game teaches players how Lyndon Baines Johnson assumed power by coup and in doing so, examines the national consequences of JFK’s assassination 40 plus years later.
At a time when Sen. Ted Kennedy had just been diagnosed with brain cancer, and Hillary's attempt to win his endorsement failed, she brings up the memory of the Robert F. Kennedy assassination in June of 1968. She is implying, in a thinly veiled threat, that she should stay in the race because Obama might be assassinated as well.
Dr. William F. Pepper details the actual events surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
In 1967, Jim Garrison’s case against Clay Shaw wasn’t just about Shaw. Shaw was a way to get to a much larger fish: Johnson. And Johnson knew this. The Garrison case implied Johnson was to blame for Kennedy’s assassination, and the findings in that trial actually helped lead to Johnson’s refusal to run in 1968…despite Shaw’s acquittal. At the time of the assassination and until his death, Johnson was represented by a law firm partnered by Barr McClellan, the author of “Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.”. So in terms of credibility, you can’t get a better source: the very lawyers who defended Johnson against accusations of complicity. An interesting quote by the author, Barr McClellan: “When asked if he was concerned for the safety of his twin sons, he said: ‘The Democrats are pretty much out of power, really, in the state of Texas. So…they’re in good shape.'” (Barr McClellan is father of the present White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan)
Even though the slug that killed King was broken into three pieces, there were enough marks on it to allow a comparison, and that comparison showed the 12 of 18 bullets did not match. Even after a Tennessee jury found the King assassination was the result of a conspiracy and not the act of a lone killer, the Clinton Administration refused to allow James Earl Ray his first trial, a Constitutional right Ray was denied since 1968. When questioning Ray, Dexter King made it clear that he and the King family itself believed James Earl Ray was innocent, and they wanted a trial as he had only a few months to live.